Oilers Were playing well enough to win

NHL: Oilers one win away from record

The Edmonton Oilers recorded their 16th straight victory by defeating the Nashville Predators 4-1 at Rogers Place on Saturday.

Thanks to this success, the Oilers are one win away from the record for the longest winning streak (17) in the National Hockey League, set by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1992-1993 season.

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After a great substitution during a power play in the second period, Leon Draisaitl scored his 23rd goal of the season to give his team the win.

Star Connor McDavid, who scored a goal and two assists, also played a major role in his team's triumph. Zach Hyman and Ryan-Nugent Hopkins were the other players on the Alberta team who hit the mark.

Colton Sissons provided the only answer for the visitors.

Additionally, Corey Perry played his first game with the Oilers since signing a one-year deal with the organization earlier this week. He was removed from the scorers list after 12:44 of playing time.

In goal, Stuart Skinner made 29 saves, while fellow Predators Kevin Lankinen stopped 17 pucks in the loss.

The Oilers will look to continue their winning streak on February 6 against the Vegas Golden Knights. Nashville faces the Ottawa Senators on Monday.